Neither Elon Musk's company nor Blue Origin have done it just yet, and it's a long time coming for Richard Branson's space tourism venture.
That gives Virgin Galactic less than a month to start firing people into space.
Virgin Orbit's 747 has been customized to act as a flying launch pad for the company's carbon-fiber rocket.
Branson's been promising an imminent launch for 10 years, but this time he's super serious.
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit says it will fly its space tourism rockets from Cornwall Airport Newquay.
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